Double grrrrrrrr

I received this on Monday evening from the rectorat:

Assistante d’anglais en 2006-2007 dans l’académie de Grenoble, vous avez fait une demande de renouvellement pour effectuer une deuxième année d’assistanat à la rentrée 2007.

Pourriez-vous nous dire, très rapidement, si vous êtes toujours intéressée par un poste en tant qu’assistante de langue.

Veuillez recevoir, mademoiselle, nos sincères salutations.

So I replied, très rapidement, that yes, of course, I want to be an assistant again. But has the rectorat written me back yet? NO, OF COURSE NOT!

Then I read that the US dollar is at an all-time low against the euro. Awesome. I’m so glad I get paid mostly in dollars.

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  • Samantha

    Noo!! This is a good sign! If they’re sending that out, that means that there are some posts available, and that you actually have a chance of having a job this year!

    And I hear ya on the suckiness of getting paid in dollars – my decent American salary becomes peanuts here after losing 30+ % to the exhange rate and then another 50% to the French gov!!

  • Samantha

    Noo!! This is a good sign! If they’re sending that out, that means that there are some posts available, and that you actually have a chance of having a job this year!And I hear ya on the suckiness of getting paid in dollars – my decent American salary becomes peanuts here after losing 30+ % to the exhange rate and then another 50% to the French gov!!

  • joy suzanne

    Can you call them to be sure that they have received and noted your reply?

  • joy suzanne

    Can you call them to be sure that they have received and noted your reply?

  • dw

    Oh les francais… hurry up and wait! If I don’t have the patience of a saint after 9 months in France then it’s hopeless. I hope you get that posting! :) Bonne chance!

  • dw

    Oh les francais… hurry up and wait! If I don’t have the patience of a saint after 9 months in France then it’s hopeless. I hope you get that posting! :) Bonne chance!

  • Penny

    Wow, that sounds promising. I agree with Sam – sounds like they have a spot free. Good luck :)

  • Penny

    Wow, that sounds promising. I agree with Sam – sounds like they have a spot free. Good luck :)

  • Jennie

    Yeah, there are spots free. Another American just got renewed. grrrrr!!!!

    I have the right phone number now, so I’m going to call first thing Monday morning.

  • Jennie

    Yeah, there are spots free. Another American just got renewed. grrrrr!!!!I have the right phone number now, so I’m going to call first thing Monday morning.

  • The Late Bloomer

    Just out of curiosity, what work do you get paid for in U.S. dollars? (I must have completely missed something!) I know you’re trying to get a new assistantship post, but I didn’t realize you were doing other work for the U.S. too! That must help a lot.

    Hopefully these idiots will wake up and contact you in time with a new post available. Je croise les doigts pour toi !

  • The Late Bloomer

    Just out of curiosity, what work do you get paid for in U.S. dollars? (I must have completely missed something!) I know you’re trying to get a new assistantship post, but I didn’t realize you were doing other work for the U.S. too! That must help a lot.Hopefully these idiots will wake up and contact you in time with a new post available. Je croise les doigts pour toi !

  • Jennie

    I make some money using Google Ads on my website. Plus I joined some affiliate programs (Champs-Elysees and Amazon) so I get a percentage of the sales. It’s all in dollars though. :(

  • Jennie

    I make some money using Google Ads on my website. Plus I joined some affiliate programs (Champs-Elysees and Amazon) so I get a percentage of the sales. It’s all in dollars though. :(

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